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Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins is an art director currently based at  U-Dox in Hoxton, London. I met paul at Beyonderground festival where he created A Moment of Play over the course of the weekend which was the theme of his talk. You may know him through his amazing Nike 78 project.
Mat Dolphin

Mat Dolphin

Mat Dolphin are a London based design agency. Not only do they have an amazing body of work, their input into the wider design scene is invaluable. Taking time out of their busy schedules to do things like How Lo can you Go to give us further insights into the value of design, Mat Dolphin...
Michael C. Place and Adrian Shaughnessy download

Michael C. Place and Adrian Shaughnessy download

As mentioned in an earlier post, March saw two of the greats in conversation, Michael C. Place and Adrian Shaughnessy. You can download the whole thing here.
David Rager

David Rager

Lots of colourful and imaginative work to look at on the website of David Rager. I’m particularly fond of his work for various institutions, in particular the New Museum where he implemented and directed the museums brand identity and visual language as well as developing style guidelines, institutional templates and an extensive way-finding system.
Aliza Dzik

Aliza Dzik

Idea led graphics and art from NYC based Aliza Dzik.
FEED Seminar: Ian Anderson TDR

FEED Seminar: Ian Anderson TDR

If your in Birmingham on the 1st of May this may well be worth a look in.  Ian Anderson of TDR fame is hosting a seminar. These FEED nights go from strength to strength! Not only that but TDR will also be providing the visuals and music at the after party. If TDR album artwork...
Marc Alcock

Marc Alcock

Some really interesting idea led creativity coming from Sheffield based Marc Alcock. My favorite has to be the Dirty Disco poster that was left in the club for 3 consecutive nights for their birthday to deteriorate. If you’ve ever been to the night, you’ll know why the poster is so filthy!

Never Sleep Essays: DEMO

I loved reading this mini essay on Thinking For A Living. Not only is he a designer that likes Detroit techno (like me), his first print job was doing a flyer for a club in Detroit. He goes on to tell about the cock-ups he made and the joys of receiving  his first real printed...
Four23

Four23

A rather nice Manchester based studio with a broad range of projects in their portfolio. Four23 have just completed the rather sexy looking branding for the North West Regional Assembly which culminated, amongst other things, in this rather gorgeous looking steel block. I love anything industrial! On top of all that, they also have their...
Cosas Visuales

Cosas Visuales

The excellent blog Cosas Visuales has a new domain. Update if you need to, if you’ve never been over there before, go take a gander!
Christelle Bonnet

Christelle Bonnet

I’m a sucker for anything paper and print based, so the work of artist Christelle Bonnet really strikes a chord with me. It really does look beautiful. Piles of wonderful stock stacked up on the floor, illuminated with an arrray of hues, her pieces are high on aesthetics. But in the current climate of eco-conscious...
Edward Heal

Edward Heal

Idea-great, production-excellent, execution-sublime. I don’t really need to say much else. His work really does show that concept is king. I love his “squashed courts”! Edward Heal
How not to write like a designer

How not to write like a designer

Some top tips from William Bostwick for designers and bloggers everywhere that I found via Substraction, who might I add, have a mighty fine looking blog. I might have to take a leaf out of their book when thinking about a redesign of the site.
Recession?

Recession?

I’m loving this weeks series of recession guest posts on Noisy Descent Graphics. The guest posters are some pretty influential figures and they talk some real sense in this age of crazy “Oh no…THE CRUNCH!” Daily Mail talk. New Business Accounts Running a design firm Printers Also has an excellent link to an article on...
Barnbrook Design

Barnbrook Design

As I’m going to a talk by Jonathan Barnbrook this week at Youplusus, I thought it might be a good idea to show some of the type maestro’s work off. His site has some rather interesting and quite effective political based work.
I don't want Viagra

I don’t want Viagra

Dear efhiuewuifhweriohf4xxxx77&8923767@efifuh.com and eu%@33255GGggtget@vvvvvigggggrrraaaabxxxx.com from Russia Please understand this is a graphic design blog. Although I may want to write about other things occasionally, Viagra is not one of them. I understand that it is cold in Russia and that the little blue tablet might help your circulation in winter, but I can assure you...
Context Switching

Context Switching

Interesting post on Thinking fo a living on how switching context (multitasking) is a massive creativity/productivity killer. I have to agree, although putting it into practice is another issue. Maybe think again before branching out and checking your email/speaking to a client and stopping your current work flow!
Method

Method

Method has a massive body of excellent work spanning the globe. Not only is their work great, but check out the Thoughts section on their site. It contains articles written by members of staff for blogs/publications and is packed full of questions, ideas and theories on design. I found this article to be extremely interesting....